What Girls Are Made Of


Wed 8th May 2019


£17.50 (conc. £15.00) + £1 Reservation Fee


2 hours

Adam Smith Theatre

01592 583302

It’s 1992. In a small town in Fife, a girl is desperate to get out into the world. An ad in the local paper declares: Band Seeks Singer.

Grunge has gone global, indie kids are inheriting the earth, and a schoolgirl from Glenrothes is catapulted to a rock star lifestyle as the singer in a hot new indie band. Touring with Radiohead, partying with Blur, she was living the dream. Until she wasn’t.

Based on her meticulously detailed teenage diaries, this is the true story of Cora Bissett’s rollercoaster journey from the girl she was to the woman she wanted to be.

Fresh from an award winning, sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, performed with a live band, and directed by the Traverse Theatre’s former Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin, Cora celebrates life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms, asking what wisdom we should pass on to the next generation – and which glorious mistakes we should let them make.

The undisputable hit of the programme. Euphoric, empowered, hard-won high.

★★★★★ The Telegraph

A life-changing litany of pure joy.

★★★★★ The Herald

If you have a beating heart in your chest, there’s a high chance it will make you weep.

★★★★★ The Stage

What Girls Are Made Of (trailer) from Niall Walker on Vimeo.

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